August 7, 2019
The daily brief: 7 August 2019
Netled and Ashwood Infrastructure have partnered in the emerging global vertical farming market.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Netled, Rovio and Pemamek make headlines.
A new Angry Birds VR game has been released as Rovio‘s Angry Birds land on the big screen again, Netled has partnered in the UK to build industrial-scale vertical farms, and Pemamek is delivering robotic welding stations to Fortaco Group.
As the new Angry Birds movie sequel is hitting cinemas across the world, Rovio Entertainment, XR Games and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality have released The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure game on Playstation VR. The new game mixes VR and TV-based gaming in an underwater adventure that tasks up to four players with piloting the pigs’ yellow submarine to the newly discovered Eagle Island. Captain Leonard, who is manning the controls in VR, has other plans in mind.
Finnish company Netled has signed a long-term deal with UK-based Astwood Infrastructure to supply equipment to industrial-scale vertical farms. The equipment will be delivered initially to four farms, located mainly in the UK, in the next three years. The total value of the deal, including all project options, is over 10 million euros. The two partners are eyeing the global market with their pioneering technology in vertical farming, an emerging method that is not affected by extreme weather conditions, pollution or lack of freshwater resources, as the growing conditions are created artificially.
Finnish welding and production automation provider Pemamek has delivered several robot welding stations to Fortaco Group’s sites in Finland, Estonia and Poland. Fortaco Group made the investment decision in order to boost the production efficiency of its steel manufacturing operations.
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